This classification divides natural community types into three major sections:
Along with the Introduction and Appendices, including References and lists of community types, a .pdf is available for each community type.
The Preferred citation for the 2016 revision of the Classification of Natural Communities of Massachusetts is:
Swain, P.C. 2016. Classification of the Natural Communities of Massachusetts. Version 2.0. Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Westborough, MA.
- Table of Contents, Introduction, and References - Coming Soon
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- Terrestrial, Palustrine, and Estuarine Community Types